Iowa State vs. Virginia Tech - 11/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1) at Iowa State Cyclones (3-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (The Arena at NW Florida St)
The Line: Iowa State Cyclones -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Iowa State Cyclones square off Friday night at The Arena at Northwest FL St.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look to build on their current three-game winning streak. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 79.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 64.8 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Zach LeDay is averaging 20 points and 11.5 rebounds while Chris Clarke is averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Justin Robinson is dishing 3.8 assists and Seth Allen is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.1 percent from the free throw line. Virginia Tech is grabbing 46.2 rebounds per contest, which is 16th in the country. The downside with the Virginia Tech Hokies is that they’re averaging 15 turnovers per game.
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The Iowa State Cyclones are off to a 3-0 start and play for the first time since Monday. The Iowa State Cyclones are averaging 85.7 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 63 points on 35 percent shooting. Nazareth Mitrou-Long is averaging 17 points and two rebounds while Georges Niang is averaging 15.7 points and 4.3 assists. Jameel McKay is grabbing 12.7 rebounds and Monte Morris is dishing 7.3 assists. The Iowa State Cyclones are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 54 percent from the free throw line. Iowa State is grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game, which is good for 33rd in the country. However, Iowa State’s lousy free throw shooting better improve if it's going to make a real run in the Big 12 this year.
The Hokies are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Cyclones are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Virginia Tech is playing decent ball but hasn't played anybody. Iowa State is in a whole different class and has more offensive firepower than the Hokies can handle. I'll take ISU in a blowout.